Lecturers will walk out of class tomorrow in one-day strike

By Beth Allcock on October 17, 2012 3:14 PM |

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Lecturers at the University of East London (UEL) will scrap their timetables tomorrow in a protest against plans to increase staff workloads.

The one-day period of industrial action, to be taken by Members of the University and College Union (UCU), is in response to a claimed "untenable and unjust" policy by (UEL).

The proposed changes are said to include more teaching, marking and assessment for lecturers, many of whom currently work more than 50 hours each week.

Today's strike at UEL's Docklands and Stratford campuses, from 7.45am, could be followed by similar action on October 23 and 29 if an agreement is not reached.

Greg Barnett, UCU regional officer, said: "Strike action is a last resort and we'll continue to seek agreement up to the eleventh hour."